Awards FAQ

You use the same login and password for everything on the NACAA Web Site. If you don't know your login and password, click on the Forgot password link – and you will be prompted to enter your User Name (your primary email address we have in our system). If you don't know what it is or don't have your email address in the database, contact the person in your state who maintains the database (probably the secretary or treasurer) or the NACAA at exec-dir@nacaa.com.

YES! Your application is not submitted until you indicate that it is completed. When you indicate that your application is completed, then the state chair can approve it and then the regional vice-chair and then the national committee chair.

With the on-line application system, you do not need to send your application on. Once you have indicated that it is complete, your state chair will see it in their list of applications to judge.

Once March 15th is past, but before April 1st, you would go to the Dashboard Page and scroll down on the page – until you see Administrative Activities. Click on the "View Award Applications”. You will see a listing of all applications from your state. Once you have viewed all applications – you then can select which application you wish to be selected as State Winner. Once your selections/approvals are made, the Regional Vice Chair for your Committee will be able to select regional winners.

This is where you indicate which award you wish to apply for, then on the next page you have the option to nominate someone else for an award or this will be yourself. You can either type in the first or last name to search for a name within the database. For common last names – please make sure you are selecting the proper person. We have indicated which state association they are affiliated with to simplify the process. This Award Application page is different from the “My Submissions and Applications” page. That page will only show your history of past applications. Once you submit a new application – then the new application will appear on this page and you will be able to monitor the approval process.

If your file attachment is too large, try compressing the images. Another method is to create a PDF of the document. PrimoPDF is a free application that allows you to create PDFs of anything you can print from your Windows PC. Another tool is the online site ZamZar that converts all types of file formats.

If you are trying to resize a JPEG image, change the 'resolutioon' to smaller numbers. For viewing full screen on a computer, 1024 pixels wide should be more than enough.

No. You'll need to spell it out. :( Maybe some day in the future, we'll add an editor to it so applicants can format their abstracts.

Active Members in good standing are eligible to apply for NACAA Awards and Recognition programs. The exception to this eligibility is members that are currently serving on the NACAA Board including Regional Directors, Officers, and the NACAA Policy Chair. NACAA Board members are able to participate in the AA and DSA awards programs, Hall of Fame, and are able to present at the AM/PIC in categories that do not include a monetary award. Board members can also be a secondary author on a poster – but cannot be the Primary Author.

Regional Vice Chairs, National Chairs, and Council Chairs may participate in National Awards programs other than those their committee is administering. For rules regarding State Committee Chair eligibility please refer to the NACAA Policy Handbook and Committee Handbook.

If your file attachment is too large, try compressing the images. Another method is to create a PDF of the document. PrimoPDF is a free application that allows you to create PDFs of anything you can print from your Windows PC. Another tool is the online site ZamZar that converts all types of file formats.

If you are trying to resize a JPEG image, change the 'resolutioon' to smaller numbers. For viewing full screen on a computer, 1024 pixels wide should be more than enough.

No. You'll need to spell it out. :( Maybe some day in the future, we'll add an editor to it so applicants can format their abstracts.

Active Members in good standing are eligible to apply for NACAA Awards and Recognition programs. The exception to this eligibility is members that are currently serving on the NACAA Board including Regional Directors, Officers, and the NACAA Policy Chair. NACAA Board members are able to participate in the AA and DSA awards programs, Hall of Fame, and are able to present at the AM/PIC in categories that do not include a monetary award. Board members can also be a secondary author on a poster – but cannot be the Primary Author.

Regional Vice Chairs, National Chairs, and Council Chairs may participate in National Awards programs other than those their committee is administering. For rules regarding State Committee Chair eligibility please refer to the NACAA Policy Handbook and Committee Handbook.

Requirements – must be a “current” dues paid member of State Association and NACAA.  You will not be allowed to log-into the website – if you are not “current”…to apply for an award.  If you are certain that your dues were paid to your state association and were submitted to NACAA…please contact NACAA Executive Director – Scott Hawbaker at nacaaemail@aol.com to assist with updating your membership status.

Log – in

Your email address is typically your User Name (unless you changed that in the old website to be something different).  If you forgot your password – you can select the Forgot Password link on this page:

There are ultimately two different ways to find the Award Application page: 

Go to “Awards & Applications” header at the top of the NACAA webpage then a series of subheaders will appear – select Award Application and Nominations

 

The 2nd spot to find the application is to go to the Dashboard Header (top right hand side) and scroll down until you see the box that shows – Award Application

 

Select Award Application – then:

Select which award you are wanting to apply or nominate someone for. 

A drop down list will appear when you select the arrow:

 

 

Enter the name of who this award application/nomination is for.  You can search by first name or last name (recommended last name).  If the last name is a very common name – please make sure to view where the member’s city/state is to make sure you are selecting the correct person.

Once you have selected a name of who the award submission is intended for – the next screen will show that name populated within the application.

The award applications are very similar for each award (Communications, Search for Excellence, etc.)  Some may vary slightly based on the information needed.

In this example, Bound Book/e-book was the chosen award.  You will need to enter information in each spot.

Start with adding a Phonetic spelling of name (How it should be pronounced)…if the name is fairly easy to pronounce – just enter the name again.  If it’s a name difficult to pronounce…do your best to spell out “how it sounds”.

Enter a Title for the Application – For example….for this application…what is the name or title of the bound book/e-book….. “Working in Extension in Illinois”

Complete all of the fields which are identified in the name section if any are left blank. 

Prepare an abstract in Microsoft Word or some other software program that you can copy/paste into this on-line application (or you can type it directly into this webpage if desired).  For most awards, you will be asked to submit an “abstract”. 

 

Adding Additional Authors – since you were not supposed to add authors within the abstract….here is where you add other authors.  Make sure you add all of the pertinent information for each additional author.  If you enter several authors, and then want to shift which order they appear, you can drag/drop their information above/below the other authors to re-order.  If you want to remove an author, there is also a red Remove button in the upper right hand corner to delete them.

 

Once you have completed entering the authors, and feel that you have everything completed on the application – select the box that says “Save and Continue”.  Scroll back up to the top of the application.  If everything is correct – you will see a box that states there are no errors in the application.  If anything is listed in red – it will identify what is missing within the application.  Once all is correct – this is where you will select “Submit Application”.  You will receive a notice on the screen that it has been submitted and an email will be auto-generated to your state chair identifying that you have made a submission. 

 If you have additional award applications you wish to submit, repeat these same processes.